University of Canterbury Engineering Society Inc. (ENSOC)
ENSOC is a faculty based student society at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand. The Society was established as a medium for scholars to discuss relevant engineering issues and to fraternize. Nowadays, ENSOC is the largest elective club at the University and welcomes members from all faculties. ENSOC is run by a student committee elected annually by the the universitys engineering students. The current 2011 committee has 17 members and is chaired by president Loren Burnett, who is a final year civil engineering student.
To hold meetings at which papers may be presented, or addresses given, on engineering or allied subjects.
To assist members to understand the conduct of meetings, presenting papers, and promote knowledge desirable to practice as a professional engineer.
To further the cultural, educational, engineering and allied interests of members of the Society in particular and the School of Engineering in general.
The Canterbury College Engineering Society was founded by the Engineering School Dean, Professor Robert Julian Scott on May 19, 1897 when the School of Engineering was merely 10 years old. As such, it is one of the oldest surviving student clubs at the University of Canterbury; only being younger than the Christian Union by a couple of months.
ENSOC holds a number of key social events over the academic year.